Ah Young

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Ah Young
달샤벳 @ Cyworld Dream Music Festival 싸이월드 드림 뮤직 페스티벌 10.jpg
Ah Young in July 2011
Cho Ja-young

(1991-05-26) May 26, 1991 (age 31)
Seoul, South Korea
Other namesAh Young
EducationDongduk Women's University
  • Singer
  • actress
Years active2011–present
Musical career
LabelsHappy Face
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJo Ja-yeong
McCune–ReischauerCho Cha-yŏng
Stage name
Revised RomanizationA-yeong

Cho Ja-young (born May 26, 1991), better known by her stage name Ah Young, is a South Korean singer and actress, as well known as a member of the South Korean girl group Dal Shabet.

Early life[edit]

Ah Young was born on May 26, 1991, in Seoul, South Korea. She attended Dongduk Women's University majoring in Entertainment.


2011–2012: Career beginnings[edit]

Ah Young made her official debut through the release of Supa Dupa Diva with Dal Shabet on January 3, 2011.[1]

On February 28, 2011, Ah Young made a cameo, with Dal Shabet, in the hit KBS drama Dream High, as a student of Kirin High School.[2] Ah Young and Dal Shabet later appeared in the movie Wonderful Radio as the fictional girl group 'Corby Girls'.[3]

Ah Young also participated in Dal Shabet's reality shows Sweet Sweet Story and Cool Friends, as well as their YouTube series Shabet on Air.

2013–present: Acting roles[edit]

It was announced on January 9, 2013, that Ah Young would be making her first solo drama appearance in KBS' Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek.[4] She played Gong Sun-hye, a secretary for the advertisement firm 'GRC'. Her character received media spotlight for her eccentric personality, as well as her unique sense of fashion.[5]

Ah Young was revealed to have joined the cast of the SBS historical drama Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love on March 14, 2013.[6] She played the recurring character Princess Myeongan, who is known for displaying a cute sense of humor throughout the palace.

On May 22, 2013, Ah Young was added to the cast of the movie No Breathing. She played the character Se-Mi, a high school student who dreamed of becoming a famous singer.[7] No Breathing marks Ah Young's first solo appearance in a big-screen film.

On September 9, 2013, Ah Young was confirmed to be joining the cast of the movie 58 – The Year of the Dog as the character Geum Hong.[8] The movie was released in 2014.

In November 2013, Ah Young landed her first leading role in Naver TV's web drama Someday, playing the character Lee Ji-eun.[9]

It was revealed on June 13, 2014, that Ah Young had been cast in the MBC drama Diary of a Night Watchman as the recurring character Hong Cho-hee.[10]

In November 2014, Ah Young was cast in a lead role in MBC's drama Love Frequency 37.2, playing the character Jung Sun-hee.[11]

In October 2016, Ah Young was cast in a support role in SBS's drama Our Gap-soon, playing the Gap-dol's colleague Kim Young-ran.[12][13][14][15]

In December 2017, Ahyoung joined SidusHQ after her contract with Happy Face Entertainment ended.[16] With a change of label, her future activities with Dal Shabet remains in discussion.[17]



Year Title Role Other notes
2012 Wonderful Radio Corby Girls (with Dal Shabet) Supporting role
2013 No Breathing Se-mi Supporting role
2014 58 The Year of the Dog Geum Hong Main Role

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Other notes
2011 Dream High KBS2 Kirin Student Guest appearance
2013 Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek KBS2 Gong Sun-hye Recurring role
Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love SBS Princess Myeongan Recurring role
Someday Naver Lee Ji-eun Main role
2014 12 Years Promise JTBC Park Moo-hee Recurring role
Diary of a Night Watchman MBC Hong Cho-hee
Love Frequency 37.2 MBC Jung Sun-hee Main role
2016–2017 Our Gap-soon SBS Kim Young-ran Recurring role
2018 Wave, Wave[18] KBS2 Oh Bok-shil Main role
2019 Best Chicken MBN and Dramax Moon So-dam Supporting role


Original soundtrack[edit]

Year Song Album
2013 "Your Meaning" Someday OST


Year Song Other performer(s)
2013 "Kuulkuk" DIS BOYZ


  1. ^ Dal Shabet releases “Supa Dupa Diva” music video! Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. TV Report (January 3, 2011). Retrieved September 9, 2013
  2. ^ 달샤벳, '드림하이' 최종회서 기린예고생으로 출연. http://www.cnews.co.kr/ Retrieved on September 9, 2013.
  3. ^ 달샤벳, '이민정 주연 영화<원더풀 라디오>에 카메오 출현!'. http://www.imaeil.com/ Retrieved on September 9, 2013.
  4. ^ 달샤벳 아영 "'광고천재 이태백' 부족한 날 도와줘 감사"[permanent dead link]. http://enews24.interest.me Archived November 7, 2016, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on September 9, 2013.
  5. ^ '광고천재 이태백' 달샤벳 아영, 통통튀는 4차원 미스공 패션 화제. http://wstarnews.hankyung.com/ Retrieved on September 9, 2013.
  6. ^ ["'장옥정' 아영 "태희 언니 괴롭히려니 걱정" (in Korean). Archived from the original on September 12, 2013. Retrieved September 9, 2013..
  7. ^ 달샤벳 아영, 영화 '노브레싱' 캐스팅. http://www.polinews.co.kr/ Retrieved on September 9, 2013.
  8. ^ 달샤벳 아영, '노브레싱' 이어 '58년 개띠' 캐스팅 Archived March 1, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. http://star.ohmynews.com. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  9. ^ "Dal Shabet's Ah Young Leads New Web Drama "An Unfamiliar Day" – Soompi". soompi.com.
  10. ^ 달샤벳 아영, MBC 새 월화드라마 '야경꾼일지' 캐스팅. Metro Seoul. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  11. ^ "Dal Shabet's Ah Young Cast as Lead in New Drama "Love Frequency 37.2" – Soompi". soompi.com.
  12. ^ Kim Jin-seok (November 17, 2016). "달샤벳 아영, 김영란役으로 '우리 갑순이' 투입". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  13. ^ Yoon Joon-pil (November 17, 2016). "달샤벳 아영, '우리 갑순이' 투입…송재림 군기 잡는 공무원 선배役". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  14. ^ Oh Hwan-hee (November 17, 2016). "달샤벳 아영, '우리 갑순이' 합류…반듯한 공무원役". Sports Kyunghyang (in Korean). Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  15. ^ Ji Soo-jin (November 18, 2016). "달샤벳 아영, '우리 갑순이'로 브라운관까지 점령!". Seoul Economic Daily (in Korean). Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  16. ^ "[공식] 달샤벳 아영, 싸이더스HQ와 전속계약…KBS 드라마로 첫 행보".
  17. ^ "달샤벳 세리·아영·수빈, 현 소속사와 전속계약 만료(공식입장)".
  18. ^ Kim, Mi-Ji (December 14, 2017). "[공식] 달샤벳 아영, 싸이더스HQ와 전속계약…KBS 드라마로 첫 행보". Xsport News (in Korean). Retrieved February 9, 2018.

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